Definition of politeness:
gesture, tact, adroitness, genteelness, gentility, civility, formality, subtlety, amenity, attention, ingenuity, niceness, politesse, discretion, courteousness, pleasantry, dexterity, address, readiness.
- courtesy (part of speech: noun)
- propriety (part of speech: noun)
- "Modeste Mignon", Honore de Balzac.
- "Bohemians of the Latin Quarter", Henry Murger.
- "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.